LBMC Expands Health Care Practice With New Partners, New Cyber Chief

Courtney Bach

Brentwood, Tenn.-based LBMC (FY18 net revenue of $104.3 million) has admitted three professionals to the partnership as audit and advisory shareholders: health care specialists Courtney Bach and Meredith Douglas.

The firm, ranked No. 43 on the 2018 IPA 100 list, also announced that Mark Johnson will lead the health care cybersecurity division. Johnson is KPMG’s former health care information security expert.

 “These exceptional leaders bring nearly 50 years of collective experience and expertise in health care audit and advisory, compliance, risk and information security and join us at a transformational time for our firm. I look forward to seeing them lead the way as we continue to provide solutions for our clients’ expanding needs – both in the near and long term,” says Jeff Drummonds, CEO of LBMC.

Today, LBMC Healthcare encompasses experts in audit, tax, consulting, transaction advisory, data analytics, valuation, risk and compliance, technology and much more. Experts serve clients in 50 states as not only service providers but innovators in the product development space, the firm says.

Meredith Douglas

Bach has more than 10 years of professional experience in health care audit and advisory services. Bach has directed audit, consulting and due diligence health care engagements for hospitals, behavioral health providers, continuing care retirement communities, independent and assisting living facilities, nursing homes and hospice care organizations. She began her career in LBMC health care and has been instrumental in the division’s growth.

Douglas also began her career with LBMC and has over 13 years of professional experience in health care audit and advisory services. She manages and oversees teams on audit, reviews and consulting engagements for all types of health care organizations.  Douglas works with a number of hospitals, both for-profit and not-for-profit, behavioral health and long-term care providers, health care technology companies, ambulatory surgery centers and independent physician associations.

Johnson has over 26 years of information security experience providing solutions to commercial companies, non-profit organizations, and various federal government agencies, including the design, development, implementation and administration of information security strategic programs. In his new role, he will lead the effort to build and maintain security programs that reduce risk, mitigate threats and maintain compliance.